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Vinegar to water ratio? Answered

I mostly use vinegar with 9% acidic acid content, does this mean that I can add more than 50% water to the brine? 75% maybe and still be on the safe side?

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Paige RussellBest Answer (author)2017-06-12

Every recipe and bit of vinegar pickling science I've encountered over the years has stated that you must use a vinegar with a minimum of 4.5% acetic acid content. The most common range in commercial vinegars is 4.5-8%, so I would recommend for safety's sake, never adding less than 50% vinegar to a canned jar of pickles regardless of the acetic acid content.

Happy making!

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stvnishere (author)Paige Russell2017-06-15

Thank you for your reply and for the lessons!

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